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Rental in Tokyo, all in one service

We offer our rental agent service “all in one” for foreigners.

If you would like to rent an apartment in Japan as if Japanese people do, a lot of difficulties you have to face. Even if other real estate agency helps you to find one for you, you will have a lot of duty such as paperwork, arranging moving out, and so on.

We would love to help you find an apartment easily in Tokyo, so please simply inform your needs. 

Here are our 5 advantage points for you if you use our service. 

"all in one" agent service

1. We fill in application form.

2. W give one month notice to your current owner.

3. We arrange moving company. (additional fee required)

4. We arrange cleaning up and trash picking up. (additional fee required) 

5. We terminate and open gas/water/electricity/internet. (additional fee required)

If you use just a normal agency for foreigners...

1. You fill in application form in Japanese.

2. You give one month notice to your current owner in Japanese. 

3. You arrange moving company by yourself in Japanese

4. You arrange cleanings and trash picking up in Japanese. 

5. You terminate and open gas/water/electricity/internet in Japanese. 

 

Essential Knowledge of rental in Japan

Prior to renting a property in Japan, there are some basic preparations necessary. Below is a brief explanation of the documents and items required in order to proceed a rental application.

Necessary Documents and Preparations for Renting a Property

Required Documentation

Application process
  1. Japanese Identification Card (Zairyuu Card 在留カード)
  2. Proof of Identification (Passport, etc.)
  3. Revenue Certificate (所得証明書)
  4. Proof of Employment/Proof of School Enrollment 在籍証明書
Contract signing
  1. Proof of Identification (Passport, etc.)
  2. Personal Seal (Inkan in Japanese) / Seal Registration Card (印鑑証明書)
  3. Proof of Residence (Juuminhyou 住民票)
  4. Required Up-front fees (Typically Security Deposit, Key Money, and Brokerage Fee)

Approximate Break down of initial Costs

In general please expect and prepare 5 times of your rent.

If 80,000yen rent property, 5 times is 400,000yen has to be paid in advance at once.

Rental Rules in detail

In Japan, there is an implicit tradition known as “Gift money”, which is the custom of making a one time payment to the landlord of an apartment upon move-in. Though this practice varies depending on the region of Japan, it is an old custom. In the Tokyo metropolitan area, paying an amount equal to 1~2 months rent is common, though in recent years “Zero Gift-money” properties have been increasing.

Because your security deposit is offset by the cost to restore the property to its original condition, it is common that you will not receive a complete refund when you move out!

Security deposits in Japan act as a sort of “guarantee fee” paid at the time that you sign the contract. This money is partly refunded when you move out of the property. In Japan, apartment rentals come with a standard contract clause called “Property Restorations” (原状回復). As a rule, when you move out of the apartment, the property will be returned back to the original condition before you moved in. Please know that repair costs such as holes in walls from thumb tacks or nails, scratches in flooring, etc, as well as the cleaning cost for the room will be deducted from the security deposit and will not be refunded.

In foreign countries, it is common case that extra fees such as building/common area maintenance fees and administrative fees are included as part of rent. In Japan, however, there are often extra required fees that are excluded as part of the base rent amount. These funds are devoted to the maintenance of the building’s entrance, lounge, etc. When deciding your rental budget, you should check with us to see whether or not any additional separate administrative or communal fees are required.

In Japan, a “renewal fee” is necessary when renewing your leasing contract. The renewal fee is generally an amount equal to one month rent. Since the standard rental contract length is 2 years, if you wish to remain in the apartment for longer than that period, you should pay the renewal fee and renew the contract before moving out date.

Enquiry

Simply fill in this form to get in touch with us. In our reply, we will give you some property proposals. 

Our procedure goes extremely smooth if you could bring the contract paper of your current place when you visit our office.